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File Created: 24-Jul-1985 by BC Geological Survey (BCGS)
Last Edit:  20-Dec-1994 by Dorthe E. Jakobsen (DEJ)

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Name PUTNAM CREEK Mining Division Vernon
BCGS Map 082L036
Status Past Producer NTS Map 082L07W
Latitude 050º 23' 30'' UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 118º 57' 28'' Northing 5584011
Easting 360840
Commodities Gold Deposit Types C01 : Surficial placers
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Overlap Assemblage
Capsule Geology

The Putnam Creek deposit is located on Putnam Creek, about 8 kilometres north of Lumby.

Bedrock in the area comprises volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic Nicola Group. These have been intruded by granitic rocks of the Jurassic Nelson Intrusions.

Gravels in the vicinity of this creek are extensive. Gold is sparse in the surface slaty gravels, but is reported to be more abundant in the underlying reddish gravels of schistose and gneissic materials. The gold is heavy, well-rounded and is associated with black sand. "Interesting" values were reported from several shallow pits.

In 1936, 155 grams of gold is recorded as production from Putnam Creek (Bulletin 28, page 63).

No other information is available.

EMPR AR 1936-D48
EMPR BULL *28, pp. 62-63
EMPR FIELDWORK 1987, pp. 55-58; 1988, pp. 49-54; 1992, pp. 255-257
EMPR OF 1991-18; 1994-8
EMPR RGS 082L, 1976; 32, 1991
GSC MAP 7216G; 8491G
GSC MEM *296, p. 138
GSC OF *637(#256); 658
GSC P 91-2, pp. 115-135
CJES Vol. 26, No. 2
EMPR PFD 681568